Tip leads to arrest, gun confiscation outside Everman, TX homecoming game


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Two adults and a minor were arrested and an AR pistol and 60-round magazine in the vehicle were confiscated Friday on the way to a homecoming football game at Everman High School after police received a “credible and potentially imminent threat” against the game, according to police and Star-Telegram media partner WFAA-TV.

Police in Everman were contacted by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office about the threat, police said in a news release. Police were told a person was currently en route to the game with a firearm they had obtained earlier that day.

Officers reinforced an already heavy police presence around the game and saw a short time later a vehicle matching the description given to them heading down Race Street toward the football stadium, according to police. Officers initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled over at the east gate entrance to the stadium.

Police detained the three people inside the vehicle and confiscated the gun and ammunition.

“It is evident that this individual was coming to do harm,” police said in the release. “The quick thinking and action by the Tarrant County Deputy who shared the information and the attentiveness and responsiveness of the Officers who made the stop saved countless lives this evening.”

This story was originally published September 17, 2022 12:29 PM.

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James Hartley is a breaking news journalist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He’s a North Texas native who joined the Star-Telegram team during a 2019 internship and just didn’t leave. He’s passionate about true stories and loves understated movies, good tea and scotch that’s out of his budget.

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